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April 13, 2009

Sergio Garcia disses Augusta National course

Posted at 4:38 PM by Mike Walker | Categories: Augusta National, Masters, Sergio Garcia

UPDATE: Sergio Garcia apologized in a statement Monday for negative comments he made about Augusta National following his T38th finish on Sunday, according to The Telegraph (UK).

"Following my final round at the Masters, I made comments in an interview that I regret and want to apologise for," he said..

"Out of frustration, I blamed the golf course instead of putting the blame where it belongs, on myself.

“I didn’t get it done this week. Augusta National is one of the most iconic golf courses in the game and playing in the Masters each year is an honour. I apologise to the members of Augusta National and the fans who rightfully treasure this golf course.”

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne can forget about asking Sergio Garcia to partner up for the member-guest tournament. After shooting 74 on Sunday for a T38th finish in the Masters, Garcia criticized the almost universally praised course in remarks to The Golf Channel.

"I don't like it," a frustrated Garcia said. "I don't think it's fair. It's too tricky. ... It's too much of a guessing game."

Asked what he thinks Augusta National should do differently with the course, Sergio responded, "I don't care. They can do whatever they want to. It's not my problem. I just come here and play and then go home."

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